Jaco is a beach town located on the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica. It the perfect mix of a laidback local community and tourism amenities. The area has become the Costa Rica tourist mecca and a very comfortable living space for both retirees and locals.
Jaco is an international town with a population of approximately 20,000. Its short drive from the airport, hour and a half, makes it one of the most visited beach towns in Costa Rica. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the locals are welcoming.
The beach of Jaco Beach is 2.5 miles long and offers great surf. Catching waves is one of the most popular activities in the area. Besides the surf Jaco offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as deep sea fishing, ATV tours, horseback riding, canopy tours, hiking, biking, yoga classes and national parks.
In Jaco you find several large supermarkets and smaller convenience stores, medical services, banks, spas, shops and a movie theater. There are many different types of restaurants to find in Jaco and it has a popular nightlife. There are plenty of bars, casinos and nightclubs.
The town has experienced a lot of growth and there are a lot of new developments in Jaco. Being one of the few locations with fully title beachfront property allows for several beach front condominium developments. In these gated communities you will find great real estate deals for a second vacation home with excellent rental income possibilities. Single family home communities are spread throughout Jaco perfect for a permanent residence in tropical Costa Rica. Jaco also offers exclusive beach front homes. The REMAX Oceanside office right in the middle of Jaco beach has a variety of properties for sale in the Jaco area to choose from.
In Jaco and area you find public elementary and high school and two private bilingual elementary and high schools. With all that Jaco has to offer it makes for a great place for sun seekers, active travelers and people who would like to life in the country of Costa Rica.